Tour de France: After an exciting finish, Tadej Pogacar beats Jonas Vingegaard to win stage six.

On the last hill to Cauterets-Cambasque, defending champion Jonas Vingegaard was close behind Tadej Pogacar. However, Pogacar surprised everyone by going on his own and passing Vingegaard to win stage six of the Tour de France.

Pogacar did a great job of making up for the fact that he lost to Vingegaard by more than a minute on Thursday’s first day in the Pyrenees.

The two-time winner is now second in the general classification, 25 seconds behind Vingegaard.

Vingegaard took the yellow jersey from Jai Hindley, who was from Australia.

Hindley dropped to third place in the overall GC results after being passed on the second-to-last climb up the famous Col du Tourmalet. He ended up finishing sixth.

The Bora-hansgrohe rider was two minutes and 39 seconds behind Pogacar. He was in a group with Simon Yates of Britain and Carlos Rodriguez of Spain.

Yates, his brother Adam, and fellow Englishman Tom Pidcock are all in the top 10 of the overall standings after a hard day that saw the race go from Tarbes to Cauterets-Cambasque, a distance of 144.9 km. The race ended at the top of the mountain at Cauterets-Cambasque.

Stage six: What happened “It’s going to be a big fight until the last stage.”
It was a stage where Pogacar gave a fantastic reaction, setting up what could be an epic battle between him and Vingegaard over the next 15 stages of cycling’s biggest race.

“I wouldn’t call it revenge, but it’s nice to win and get some time back,” said Pogacar.

“I’m a little bit relaxed, and now I feel a lot better.

“Jonas Vingegaard’s performance yesterday was amazing, and when they started to pull on the Tourmalet, I thought, ‘If it’s going to be like yesterday, we might as well pack up and go home.'”

“Today, I was lucky to have good legs, so I could keep up on the Tourmalet. I felt pretty good, and when I thought the time was right, I charged. It was a big relief.

“Right now, I’d say the gap is almost perfect, and I think it will be a big fight until the last stage.”

The Slovenian seemed to be feeling the effects of his long injury layoff on Wednesday, when he lost a lot of time to Vingegaard and fell to sixth place overall.

And when Jumbo-Visma pushed the Dane to charge on the Tourmalet, breaking up what was left of the main group, it looked like Vingegaard was trying to do the same thing.

But after fending off his rival’s attack near the top of the 17.1-km climb, Pogacar calmly sat on his wheel for 2.8 km before making a move that couldn’t be stopped.

As he pulled away, he got a seven-second lead, then a 10-second lead, and so on. By the time he crossed the finish line, he had cut his lead in half, leaving the race in a very close position.

On Friday, the Tour goes from Mont-de-Marsan to Bordeaux, a distance of 169.9 km. The finish is likely to be a sprint, and Mark Cavendish could break the record for stage wins, which he currently shares with Belgian great Eddy Merckx at 34.

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